OIT Training Instructor Workshop Descriptions (Summary)
Featured Workshop
Getting to Know Canvas

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The focus of this workshop is to provide participants with an overview of the features and functions of Canvas. Faculty interested in moving their courses to Canvas will be provided with simple steps to make the transition. Additionally, participants will be provided with paper and online resources to assist in moving to Canvas.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Featured Workshop
TurningPoint Cloud Basics

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Clicker Technology, or audience response systems, are used by educational institutions nationwide to enhance student engagement, gather data, and provide instant feedback and assessment. Below are some of the benefits faculty have identified using Turning Technologies software for clicker engagement. Effective Summer 2016, UTK transitionrf to TurningPoint Cloud (6) which continues to feature polling with hand-held and mobile devices, but with a secure, centralized, cloud-based management of course rosters and assessment data.

Benefits:
• Ease of use in creating and delivering quizzes
• Quiz delivery without PowerPoint or in-class computer via TurningPoint Anywhwere and ResponseCard Anywhere
• Self-paced polling options
• Response submissions via the clicker or mobile devices: smartphone, tablet, or a laptop computer
• Integration with Blackboard Grade Center
• Less overall cost for students

OIT and Turning Technologies provide training for all current and interested clicker technology faculty. If you'd like to use clickers in your class, you must receive training on the TurningPoint Cloud (6) system. Be sure to bring your laptop to the training. You should also contact the UT Bookstore to place your clicker order. If you have any questions, contact the OIT HelpDesk at 865-974-9900.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.

Adobe Captivate 1 (Hands-On With Adobe Captivate: Going Beyond PowerPoint)1

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How can you turn a PowerPoint presentation into a self-contained online learning module in which students interact with the content through hyperlinks and quizzes? Come to this workshop and learn how to use Adobe Captivate to create an online interactive learning module that contains slides, images, screenshots, video, audio, captions, hyperlinks, and self-testing quiz questions. You will then post the module either to a Blackboard course site or to your personal UT web space. Participants should be proficient with Microsoft PowerPoint.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Adobe Captivate Interactive Practice and Assessment Templates

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Create engaging interactive practice and assessment activities with Adobe Captivate templates to deliver in class or on multiple devices (computer, iPad, phone).

The focus includes an overview of how to use Captivate templates to design and develop interactive practice and assessment activities. The workshop will include samples of work that participants can then use to follow the visual process steps to create their own activities to include in Online@UT, their own classroom website, classroom presentations, etc.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.

BYOD with WolfVision Cynap

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Bring your own device (BYOD) using the Wolfvision Cynap, available in some classrooms across campus. The Wolfvision Cynap allows instructors and students to wirelessly connect to the Cynap device to present, annotate, record, and take notes. The Cynap works with most devices including Android or iPad tablets, smart phones, and laptops. The Cynap includes an onboard web browser for those days you forget your laptop and the ability to have multiple devices connected at a time, making it easier to switch between different inputs, like the document camera and your computer. Instructors can control who can connect, making student presentations easier to arrange. Come learn about the future of your classroom as these devices are installed in more rooms each year.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Camtasia for Mac

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Using Camtasia for Mac, you can create an online instructional video, that includes a digital recording of a computer screen, such as a course site tour, web-based application demonstration, Excel spreadsheet tutorial, or PowerPoint presentation. You will learn how to record your actions on the screen, record audio and webcam video, and do basic editing of the recorded media. Then you will polish the video with zoom-in effects, text callouts, highlights, and other enhancements. The options for sharing the video online will be discussed.

NOTE: For an individual consultation, instructors, please request a meeting through the OIT HelpDesk (865-974-9900).

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.

Camtasia for Windows 1 (Creating Online Instructional Video on Windows PC)

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This hands-on workshop will guide you through the steps of creating an online instructional video that includes digital recording of a computer screen. Using Camtasia, you can create a web page demonstration, course site tour, learning guide, exam review, or slide presentation. You will learn how to record your interaction with a website, add audio to the recording, and do basic editing of the content. Then you will polish the video with zoom-in effects, text callouts, highlights, and other enhancements. The options for sharing the video through Online@UT, iTunesU, and mobile devices will be discussed.

NOTE: For a learning session on Camtasia for Mac or for an individual consultation, instructors, please request a meeting through the OIT HelpDesk (865-974-9900).

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.

Cloud Storage Options at UTK (Faculty / Staff Focused)

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Comparison of T-Storage, Microsoft OneDrive, and Google Drive with emphasis on uses for faculty and staff.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Creating Accessible Documents on a Mac

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Learn how to create electronic course documents that are accessible to all students, including students with disabilities. Small changes in how you create Word, PPT, and PDF documents will have a huge positive impact for all students. This workshop will also introduce you to the accessible UTK Course Syllabus template and is designed for the Mac users of MS Office 2011.

NOTE to Instructors and staff: If the time of the workshop does not suit your schedule, please contact OIT HelpDesk at 865-974-9900 to schedule a consultation.

tags: accessibility, disability

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.

Creating Accessible Documents with Adobe Acrobat DC

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Adobe Acrobat is a powerful tool that we all use each week in many different ways. With the need for making our documents accessible to everyone we are all looking for tools to make this a bit simpler. Attendees will learn the basics of creating an accessible PDF document. Topics covered are: Introduction to Acrobat Accessibility tools, Setting up the Acrobat interface, Using the Acrobat document inspection tool, and much more. At the end of the class each participant will be able to create an accessible PDF from scratch and from an existing document.

tags: accessibility, disability

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.

Creating Accessible One-Shot Videos

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OneShot video is a simple way for you to produce a short (10 minutes or less) single-topic video using your own available video capture technology (e.g., camera, mobile phone, iPad, tablet). You hit Record, speak in front of the camera, and press Stop. There is no editing. Upload the video to YouTube or another video sharing site. Done! A One-Shot video is dynamic, engaging, lets your students see you, and appeals to the current video culture.

tags: accessibility, disability

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.

Creating Video with a Mobile Device and SWIVL

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Using a mobile device to record audio, and the SWIVL robot to track movement, you can record just a segment or an entire class lecture, create a short instructional video, or practice your content/presentation delivery. Participants will learn to create their own video, apply minimal editing, and then upload content to a video sharing site. Bring your own tablet or Smartphone, or an iPad will be provided.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Faculty- or Staff-focused Lucky 7 - Requested topic

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This workshop can be customized to meet your department's or group's needs.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Improving Your Web Pages' Visibility in Search Engine Results (SEO)

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Search Engine Optimization (SEO) of your web site involves structuring your site in a manner that makes it easier for users to locate your web content. It allows users to find what they are searching for, accurately and quickly. In this workshop we will go over the fundamentals of Search Engine Optimization: crawlers, relevance values, structure, etc. With you, we will evaluate your web site and make suggestions for optimizing your content for search engines. We will go over some of the tools used for this process and you will use them hands on.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
iPads and Instruction

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Take an iPad out for a spin! This class will be driven by you! What do you want to do? Become more efficient with your iPad? Add interactivity to your class? Learn organization tips? Engage your students? In this class, participants will discover and discuss mobile technologies for creating and storing course content while adding collaboration and interaction to the teaching and learning environment.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Mobile Learning In and Out of Class

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Participants will experience and develop presentations using iPad apps for course content, class presentation, collaboration and engagement. An Apple iPad 3 or higher is required. If you do not have an iPad, one will be provided.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Office 365: Overview (Faculty / Staff focused)

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This workshop is an introduction to using the online Office 365 suite. We will teach you how to navigate the interface, create and manage documents, customize Outlook and Calendar, and use Groups.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
OIT New Staff Orientation

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OIT New Staff Orientation -- this section is limited to OIT new hires.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Open Consultations for Transition to Canvas

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We’re holding “office hours!” No appointment is necessary; just bring your questions about moving your courses to the new Canvas learning management system.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
PowerPoint with Voiceover: Developing Narrated Presentations

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THIS WORKSHOP IS WINDOWS-SPECIFIC. Adding your voice to PowerPoint slides is a simple process that will turn a presentation from a plain set of slides into a self-contained instructional asset. In this workshop, you will learn how to easily record and narrate your slides, convert the file to a video format, upload the video to your UTK YouTube account, edit closed captions for accessibility, and share the YouTube link within Canvas.

This workshop is offered by appointment. Please contact the OIT HelpDesk at 865-974-9900 to arrange a consultation.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.

Prezi Tips for Conferences

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The focus of this workshop is to use Prezi for preparing conference presentations. Prezi allows presenter(s) to zoom to different views on a virtual canvas and makes your presentation more visually appealing. This workshop will show you how to share your Prezi with other collaborators, download a Prezi for use when you have limited access to the internet, and create infographics using Prezi.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Teaching in a Technology Enhanced Classroom (TEC) 1

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Technology Enhanced Classrooms exist all over campus. This demonstration and hands-on class serves as an introduction to the different types of technology that can be found within these classrooms. Technology demonstrated includes SMART Boards/SMART Podiums and/or Epson Interactive Projectors, SMART Notebook software, document cameras, and the system control panels used to control the room. Participants will learn how to connect their computers to the system and how to use some of the features of the SMART Notebook software. Participants are asked to bring their laptops with them to the class.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Using Skype for Business for Online Office Hours (faculty/staff focused)

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Faculty can use this IM/video conference/online meeting tool to interact and collaborate with students. You get everything you need for conversations in one app—IM, audio and video calls, online meetings and sharing. And because Skype for Business and Office work together, it’s simple to collaborate right from your Office apps. You can schedule meetings and see IM history in Outlook, start meetings from apps like Word or PowerPoint online and meet across platforms to present content, share a whiteboard, slide presentation, computer screens, and even poll the audience.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.